10 not-to-be missed posts from January 2016


Here is my monthly selection of articles, posts and resources to read from January 2016. This month I’ve selected 10 and provided a quote from each. Heather McGowern (LinkedIn, 3 January) in Education is not the answer, wrote “The notion of education implies that there’s a path towards a definitive, finished state wherein an individual has […]

5 steps towards Modern Workplace Learning


Following my two previous posts on change in 2016, Rethinking Workplace Learning and Rethinking CPD, I have been asked? “What are the steps for taking this forward in my organisation?” I believe this involves a 5 step process:   See the change Have a vision of what you would like to see in your own organisation: A new […]

2016: Rethinking Continuous Professional Development (CPD)


The other day I was asked in an interview why many in L&D did not participate in much CPD, and how that could be changed. I said that, in my opinion, the lack of interest in CPD was due to a number of factors, including: Learning often seems to be regarded as something L&D make other people […]

2016: Rethinking workplace learning


Workplace training (and e-learning) are often euphemistically referred to as workplace learning, so there has been an assumption for a long time now that they are one and the same thing. But whilst workplace training/e-learning is about telling people what they need to learn, how they need to learn it, when they need to learn it, and […]

2015 in Review: Workplace Learning – Trends, Disruption & Change


Here is my review of 2015 – in both my own blog posts as well as those that I’ve included in my monthly reviews throughout the year. I’ve given each month a theme (sometimes one which extended into later months of the year!) JANUARY – BLENDED LEARNING In What does the term blended learning mean I revealed […]

2016 L&D Challenge


CHALLENGE RUNS 1 FEBRUARY – 13 MAY 2016 Workplace Learning is changing! It is largely being shaped by the way we learn and interact on the Web. But it’s not just about understanding the new technologies that are available, it’s as much about recognizing that we need to think differently about how we enable and support learning […]

The updated C4LPT Directory of Learning & Performance Tools & Services

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The Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT) Directory of Learning & Performance Tools has been completely updated and revised, and each tool now has its own entry. It also includes new Like buttons for you to rate the tools and platforms listed. It has also been expanded to include a Services category – for both […]

November in Review: Disruption


This month started with the sad news of the passing of Jay Cross, and since that time there have been many tributes to him. Ravi Pratap Singh, however, showed his appreciation by listing 20 Awesome Quotes From Jay Cross, which included this one … “The world is changing so fast that staying in one’s comfort zone […]

Everyday Workplace Learning: A Quick Guide (Slideset)

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Last week, I was the Opening Keynote speaker at the Elearning Guild’s Online Forum: Collaborative, Social and Informal Learning: Where do Learning Professionals Fit In. I started by paying a tribute to Jay Cross, who many of you know died in early November. Jay was a close colleague and friend, but he is probably best remembered […]